Rome to be left without bike sharing with expected departure of Obike.
Obike Italia, the free-floating bicycle sharing service, is set to abandon Rome and Turin after less than a year, according to reports in Italian media.
Obike Italia is a subsidiary of the Singapore-based Obike company which had launched its service in 24 countries worldwide since 2017 before recently going bankrupt. The app-based system, still in operation in Rome - for now, charges users 30 cent for every 30 minutes.
Obike arrived in Rome at the same time as Gobee which bailed out of Europe after only a few months due to vandalism against its fleet.
The Obike bicycles in Rome have also suffered widespread vanadalism, with many of the bikes rendered unusable or dumped into the river Tiber.
With the expected departure of Obike the capital will be left without a bike sharing system.
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